|The delivery of H/S/F OCEANUS, one more ultra modern vessel for MINOAN
LINES, took place on Thursday, July 5, 2001 at the shipyards of SAMSUNG
HEAVY INDUSTRIES Co. Ltd. in the island of Koje in South Korea.|
Members of the Board of Directors of MINOAN LINES and other company
executives of the shipping and technical fields attended the delivery
The following executives represented the shipyard: Mr. J.W. Kim (President &
C.E.O.), Mr. S.C. Kim (Executive Vice President), Mr. G. H. Lee (Executive
Vice President), Mr. C.H. Park (Vice President), Mr. H. T. Kim (Vice
President), Mr. Y. R. Joo (Vice President), Mr. D.Y. Yim (Senior Manager,
Project Coordinator), Mr. Y.T. Ha (Senior Manager, Project Manager).
All attendees at the delivery ceremony had the opportunity to enjoy the
vesselís well-designed interiors the comfort and the wide range of services
that will be available to the passengers of the H/S/F OCEANUS which is a
sister vessel of the H/S/F PROMETHEUS.
H/S/F OCEANUSí technical characteristics are:
Length 212 meters, width 25 meters, total capacity 26,995 tones, net capacity
8.099 tones, 2 stabilizers, 4 WARTSILLA engines: 12,600 KW (each) and
carrying capacity: 1000 passengers, 580 vehicles or 113 trucks and 104
vehicles. The service speed is 31,5 knots.
Also the vessel is equipped with: Restaurants, Lounges, Bars, Entertainment
lounges, Satellite telephone and fax, Casino, Embarkation / Disembarkation
System and cabins specially designed for people with special needs.
H/S/F OCEANUS will arrive in Greece at the end of July and on August 5 will
be deployed on the PATRAS ∑IGOUMENITSA ∑ VENICE sea route.
MINOAN LINES, with the deployment of this new vessel, gains a competitive
advantage on this route, decreasing the traveling time by 5 hours.
This vessel is the second of the four sister vessels under construction in the
SAMSUNG shipyards in South Korea on behalf of MINOAN LINES and is part
of the companyís investment plan for the construction of 8 luxurious, high-speed
vessels, which is progressing as scheduled.